Richie Incognito suspended indefinitely by Dolphins

Richie Incognito DolphinsThe Miami Dolphins suspended offensive lineman Richie Incognito indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team, according to a report.

Incognito, who has been with the Dolphins since 2010 and is part of the team’s leadership council, has been accused of being the primary bully of Jonathan Martin. Martin, a 2012 second-round pick, left the team last week after snapping following a prank in the cafeteria.

The roots of Martin’s issues go much deeper than the prank; reports have said that the harassment of Martin has been ongoing since the tackle’s rookie season.

FOX’s Mike Garafolo says Martin’s representatives informed the team and league that Incognito has sent Martin multiple threatening and racially-charged text messages. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported on Sunday that Martin is “genuinely scared” of Incognito. Those text messages might be part of the reason why.

Despite the reports of the problems between the players, a text message conversation between Martin and Incognito became public on Friday. In the text conversation, Martin called Incognito “buddy” and said he left the team because he had grown tired of the football culture and locker room.

Incognito went on a Twitter crusade early Sunday in an attempt to clear his name.

The Dolphins have asked the NFL to investigate the situation.

Jonathan Martin reportedly went AWOL after cafeteria prank
Jonathan Martin reportedly called ‘Big Weirdo,’ bullied by teammates
Richie Incognito said to be one of Jonathan Martin’s main tormenters
Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito text message conversation
Jonathan Martin reportedly left Dolphins because of emotional issues, not bullying
Jonathan Martin ‘genuinely scared’ of what Richie Incognito might do to him

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    “buddy”? As in “butt-buddy”?

  • wiggumc1

    Too bad the fans cannot pressure Richie to leave Martin alone. The problem is every time Richie is out, no one recognizes him because he is Incognito.

  • William Rhoads

    This is sad the kids have enough with bullies everyday and to find this problem in the nfl is hard to take no big deal ! Well I hope they do not pay richie and i hope he is never allowed to play again and that no other team will sign him and he just fades away into nowhere because this can not be accepted in any society and there is no free ride for his action who knows how long this has been going in Richie life but it must stop now! Children need to get the message from the NFL that there heros can not be bullies!

  • trey

    the dolphins knew about this matter and did nothing! when some of the leaders from this team tried to address it last year, they was traded. jack long and reggie bush. when karlos dansby when face to face with lil Richie ” FATBOY”..the dolphins ” Oh you are a trouble maker” bye bye Karlos. he too was traded. go back and look at the tapes from HBO’s hard knots w/ Miami dolphins. phil “who look like he’s on pills, should be fired. where is the leadership, its not even being displayed on the football field. grow-a-pair buddy.

  • Incog h8ter

    Why is Incognito in the NFL at all? He took the helmet off another player a few weeks ago and hit him with it. He was kicked out of Nebraska and Oregon for this exact same behavior. My guess is roid rage.